1 (edited by dimkalinux 2011-11-15 21:50)

Topic: Fancy Stop SPAM

Hi all.

I`m wrote a new antispam extension that working transparently for users without captcha and seems to be good for blocking bot spammers. Before release i would testing it on.

Anybody have forum with spambot activities and agreed to test new antispam?

PunBB 1.3 not supported anymore
fancy_stop_spam.tar.gz - version 0.6.5

PunBB 1.4
fancy_stop_spam.zip - version 1.2.3

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

I guess I owe you one. smile smile

Yes, the forum I just showed you is new with little to no legit activity yet, so it is easy to play around without bothering any users. It has also had about 100 spam bot regristrants per day (4-5) per hour. I know the exact number because I set the "unconfirmed delete" to two hours and the number is almost constant. Just last night I put on the capcha extension and that almost fixed it. There were still a couple there today. So anyway, I guess this would be the perfect test bed.

What do you want me to do?

3 (edited by dimkalinux 2011-03-13 09:07)

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

Thanx.

1) Download and install http://forum.iteam.ua/fancy_stop_spam.tar.bz2
2) Check extensions settings.
3) Disable all other antispam extensions.
4) In spam activity send me very simple report with type of activity - register spam or post spam.
5) Check (ones in week) webserver error log for errors from extension.

That is all.

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

OK, I've installed the extension. Now I am looking at:

Settings for Fancy Stop SPAM
Register form
   Enable honeypot protection
   Enable timeout protection
   Enable timezone protection (UTC−12:00)
Login form
   Enable honeypot protection
Post form
   Enable honeypot protection
Other methods
   Check identical posts
Links in 1st message
   Max allowed links in first message. 0 - disable checking.
Links in 1st guest message
   Max allowed links in message. 0 - disable checking.

but I don't know what would be intelligent choices.

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

Use default choices.

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

OK, so I don't check anything then.

I've set "delete unverified users" to 24 hours and also disabled the capcha. So we're on.

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

Seems to be you are not enabled Register form Enable honeypot protection.
I looking in page source and it dont contents antispam fields.

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

dimkalinux wrote:

Seems to be you are not enabled Register form Enable honeypot protection.
I looking in page source and it dont contents antispam fields.

Yes, I did not check any of the boxes. The default is that they are all unchecked.

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

Hmmm, its a bug - use this settings

http://pic.lg.ua/x/1/57b17a/md_2d03ca06.png

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

OK, that's done. I'll report back on how it goes.

One thing though, that site is on shared hosting and there does not seem to be any error logs available to me. I'm referring to:

5) Check (ones in week) webserver error log for errors from extension.

Also, there is already one spam (unverified) registration now. Presumably that came in while the settings were off. It was good to see that now though, because then I know that there is still spam (like in last week) to be blocked. I'll delete that one now (4am) and if there are none tomorrow then your plugin will definately be good.

ltr, Ole

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

It's been over a week now and I have not had one single spam or bot registration. This software really works.

Perhaps it was all the same bot that was responsible for the 100 per day spam registrations, I do not know. I disabled the capcha and e-mail confirmation and can easily re-enable those if I get a problem in the future. For now things are good, and it is nice that the system is completely transparent.

Thanks again dimkalinux.

12 (edited by dimkalinux 2011-04-14 12:32)

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

Version 0.6

Better protection for register form and guest posting — Check Submit method

http://forum.iteam.ua/fancy_stop_spam.tar.bz2

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

Version 0.6.5

More and better spam checking.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1630654/punbb/1 … pam.tar.gz

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Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

Didn't get to thank you for this one. Spam posts reduced dramatically since I installed it.

forum, Art, Architecture

Did you visit the textpattern forum?

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

thanks

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

I've recently had to disable auto-registration due to spambots and spammers. I now require newbies to email me asking for an account.

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

I've downloaded the top file which is the only one that seems to provide all the directories. I've saved to desktop, uploaded to the forums folder, and nothing is showing in the extensions of 1.3.5 and nothing's changed to the registration process... what could I have done wrong?
Thanks appreciate you do this for no money!

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

SimonDocker wrote:

I've downloaded the top file which is the only one that seems to provide all the directories. I've saved to desktop, uploaded to the forums folder, and nothing is showing in the extensions of 1.3.5 and nothing's changed to the registration process... what could I have done wrong?
Thanks appreciate you do this for no money!

Did you put it in /extensions/fancy_stop_spam?

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

Yes thanks that works. But still getting spam and bogus registrations, what have I selected wrong?
Register form
Enable honeypot protection YES
Enable timeout protection YES
Enable timezone protection (UTC−12:00) NO
Login form
Enable honeypot protection NO
Post form
Enable honeypot protection YES
Other methods
Check identical posts YES
Check signature time NO
Check submit value NO
Links in 1st messageMax allowed links in first message. 0 - disable checking. 2
Links in 1st guest messageMax allowed links in message. 0 - disable checking. 1

ALSO, where can I download and upload a modified user list, want to get rid of the 4000+ spam registrations of memebers.


Thank you

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

Turn on Enable timezone protection (UTC−12:00) and Check submit value.

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

Turn on Enable timezone protection (UTC−12:00) and Check submit value. What does that do please? What do you mean Check submit value? What about the Log In form bit?
Also do you know how do download and reupload the user list? THANK U

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

Please can someone advise, getting more and more junk here...: http://www.sateuropa.co.uk/forums/index.php
Please see above question

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

You should add some of the features in this extension for phpbb http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi … ;t=2127067 it's pretty amazing.

^)^ DeathfireD ^)^

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

I have no plan to add any Exteme action like autodelete users.

Re: Fancy Stop SPAM

Selected on to everything and still getting hit by Spam... what next? See: http://www.sateuropa.co.uk/forums/index.php